Features August 2019 Issue

High-Intensity Workout

If you can talk easily during short, high-intensity bouts of aerobic exercise, you arenít working hard enough.

High-Intensity Workout

If you think you can't do high-intensity interval training, think again.

For the knee osteoarthritis study, the participants doing HIIT started with a seven-minute warm-up, during which they slowly increased the cycling intensity. This was followed by a high-intensity burst, during which they cycled at a cadence up to 110 revolutions per minute (RPM) for 45 seconds. Then they slowed down to about 70 RPMs for 90 seconds. They switched between high intensity and lower intensity a total of five times before a six- to seven-minute cool-down of light to moderate pedaling.

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